Eddie Panting has been part of Old Albanians on and off since the age of 5, playing all the way through the Mini's and Juniors and eventually spending 12 years in the first team.
Eddie has been coaching rugby for most of his adult life, both as a teacher and at OAs, first in his role as Youth Development Officer and subsequently with the men's section before taking on the Academy role.
Forward & Defence Coach
Nick has recently returned to Old Albanians for a second spell at the club having previously been part of the 1st XV squad for 7 years.
An experienced back rower who has recently played for Hertfordshire in the County Championships, Nick is taking on the duties of Forward & Defence Coach.
Rob has been part of OAs since the early 2000's, playing for most of the Senior Men's sides throughout that time.
Alongside this Rob spent much of that time managing sides within the club, notably at Colts level, where his side reached the final of the Colts National Cup.
Coach & Analyst
Ross is one of the longest serving members of the 1st XV and was made 1st XV Captain for the 2017/18 season and again this year.
Working as a Rugby Analyst within professional rugby for the last 5 years as well as a forwards and lineout coach for the 1st XV, Ross will be a regular guest coach for the Academy as well as providing Player Analysis.
Despite appearances, Charlie is the longest serving current member of the 1st XV having joined over 10 years ago.
Playing across the Front Row and working as a Rugby Coach away from the club, Charlie will bring specialist scrum knowledge in his capacity as a guest coach.
Old Albanian RFC
Founded in 1924, Old Albanian RFC is an English Rugby Union Club playing in National League Two South for the 2018/19 season. We are a fully open and inclusive community club based at Woollams, the club’s home ground in St Albans, Hertfordshire offering some of the best playing and social facilities in the UK.
The senior club runs four men’s teams, an Adult Ladies side all playing in competitive leagues and in 2018 the club also launched an Academy for 17 to 23 year olds.
The junior club is one of of the largest and most successful Mini’s & Junior’s sections in the country with nearly 1,000 members playing week in week out between Under 5 and Under 18s, including a growing Girls section operating at 3 age groups; Under 13, Under 15 and Under 18.